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Private Maths and English Tutor in Steyning

I am married with two grown up daughters who are both married and have four grandchildren.
In addition to my career as a teacher I have worked within the Financial Services sector thereby enabling me further develop my communication skills as well broaden my experience. I thoroughly enjoy teaching and in particular appreciating the reward of helping the pupils I tutor to gain confidence in themselves, catch up where they have fallen behind academically as well as assisting them to work towards achieving their full potential.

Tutoring Experience

Teaching experience
Twenty two years full time teaching on an employed basis teaching pupils aged 7 - 11 years.
Teaching on a private self employed basis for pupils aged 7 - 16 years within the KS2 band. The work includes working both with pupils who have a very good level of ability as well as pupils who have fallen considerably behind compared with their peers in the same age category.
Tutoring experience
I tutor pupils in their own homes after school on a private basis to assist with maths, English and preparation towards the 11 plus exam. In addition to the private tutoring work, I work with pupils who are either in foster care or in care homes. The tutoring work is on a 121 basis in order to assist them with their learning as well as helping them towards being able to return to main stream education.

Tutoring Approach

Tutoring style
Strong concentration on building pupils confidence through use of encouragement and praise. During the initial lessons my intention is to quickly discover gaps in the pupils understanding as well as gaining insight into the most appropriate teaching styles that are likely to be effective. With this understanding I build an appropriate programme of work in order to deal with the gaps and the weak areas of understanding.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekdays (all times)
References Available On File


High Melton Colege of Education1976CollegeTeaching Qualification
Christ Church College Canterbury1984CollegeDiploma in Music Education

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